By Stephanie Ciccarelli
November 20, 2008
In this article, I'm going to share some information about how you can prepare for the All-New Voices.com and get the most out of your experience right out of the gate.
This coming Monday, you'll wake up to a new Voices.com, one that you've helped to create and inspired through feedback, brainstorming and comments on this very blog.
In this missive, we'll go over some key improvements and also provide you with knowledge that will better equip you for the months and years ahead in our evolving industry.
Before we go too much further, please be advised that over the weekend (Friday November 21 - Sunday November 23, 2008), there will be some site maintenance and you may not be able to fully access Voices.com. We appreciate your patience and eagerly await the launch on Monday November 24, 2008!
An email will be sent out to all registered members notifying them of the site maintenance on November 20th, 2008 so it should not come as a surprise if you regularly check your email.
There are a number of things that will be completely new to you or improved upon, including to name just a few:
à¹ Additional Fields to Better Describe and Promote Your Services in Your Profile
à¹ The Voices.com Store and Products
à¹ Superior Featuring of Voice Over Demos as Never Seen Before
You may also notice that we've done some tweaking to simplify SurePay and have also polished the process. Of course, you'll see this and more on Monday, but I wanted to say so now to prepare you for what is to come.
Over the next couple days, I'll be posting specific things for you to do to prepare, but for now here are some ideas to consider:
à¹ Start writing new copy including an "About" paragraph that describes your business
à¹ Tag and describe your demos! Each is searchable and will also have its own page
à¹ Develop products (products descriptions, price points, sample audio) for your store
Take action now by creating a Word Document and saving all of your promotional copy for an easy copy/paste into the new website.
This is an opportunity to jump on some extremely important promotion for yourself.
While thousands of people may read the email and this blog posting, only a small percentage of you will actually take action and be ready for the launch, and to those of you in that minority, all the power to you!
If you have any questions or comments, you're welcome to post them below. As mentioned above, I'll be going into more detail about how you can prepare in the coming days.
StephanieRelated Topics: all-new, improvements, industry, recommendations, voice actors, voice talent, voices.com, website